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CLINTON UNDER FIRE

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January 22, 1998

That is not true. That is not true. I did not ask anyone to tell anything other than the truth. There is no improper relationship. And I intend to cooperate with this inquiry. But that is not true.

--Clinton, when asked about allegation during interview on PBS' "NewsHour"

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"I absolutely did not do that. I can tell you, I did not do that. He is in no way involved in trying to get anybody to say anything that is not true at my request."

--Clinton, during PBS interview, denying that he asked Vernon Jordan to try to influence Lewinsky's testimony.

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"If he [Starr] verifies the authenticity of these charges, impeachment might very well be an option,"

--Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.), chairman of theHouse Judiciary Committee.

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"I think [Starr has] sort of appointed himself inspector general, a fourth branch of government. It's starting to worry me a great deal,"

--Stephen Hess, an independent political analyst at Washington's Brookings Institution.

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"There's no question that . . . if [the allegations are] true, they're not only politically damaging but it could lead to impeachment proceedings."

--ABC News political analyst George Stephanopoulos, a onetime senior counselor to Clinton

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"I have seen how these charges and accusations evaporate and disappear if they are even given the light of day. So I feel the same way about all of this."

--Hillary Clinton, asked how difficult it has been to endure these types of questions.

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